News for Friday, October 28, 2011


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Peachtree Ridge stays perfect in region with win over Hawks

Dixon carries offensive load with 115 yards, setting up next week's showdown with North

GBI nabs Lilburn child porn suspect

The GBI arrested a Lilburn man Thursday after child pornography was found on his computer.

YARBROUGH: What if bears attacked "Occupy Atlanta?"

RING! RING!. "Hello. This is the Georgia chapter of Bears 'R' Us. President Theodore speaking.". "Teddy Bear, it's me. Ed Ursine, with the NBA, the National Bear Association up in Orono, Maine.". "Ed, good to hear from you, but please don't call me Teddy Bear. It's Theodore. Bears

LETTERS: Libyans deserve freedom of religion

State shouldn't dictate ways of worship.

LETTERS: HOT lanes the definition of insanity

Reader does not plan to use toll lanes.

LETTERS: Retiree in favor of E-SPLOST

Plans to vote "yes" on Nov. 8.

Tigers take big step toward school's first playoff berth

Alexander's 227 rushing yards power Archer's ball-control offense

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Lanier seniors go out with dominating victory

Longhorns blast St. Francis 41-0 to finish season with 4-1 varsity record

Mountain View rolls past Meadowcreek

Elam, West combine for 245 rushing yards in region win

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Norcross storms back to beat Collins Hill

Wilber throws four TD passes, two to Croom, as Blue Devils clinch region's No. 3 seed

No. 22 Georgia trying to flip series script on Florida

Bulldogs have been on wrong end of one-sided rivalry lately

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Swinney, Tigers dancing to best start since 2000

ATLANTA -- Dabo Swinney never lost his exuberance, even when plenty of Clemson fans questioned whether he was the right coach to lead their football program.. These days, he's feeling comfortable enough to show off his dance moves -- at least for his players.. After the Tigers romped past North

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Johnson-Knaus conversation the talk of NASCAR

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Jimmie Johnson said it's "crazy" to suggest his reputation has been tarnished by crew chief Chad Knaus' instructions to mess up the rear bumper if he won at Talladega last week.. Knaus was recorded telling the five-time defending champion that if he won, he needed to

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GWINNETT GRADS: North's Groth off to strong start in college

Defender quickly earns starting spot in the defense

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13-year-old helps in drug bust

A Lawrenceville man was arrested on drug charges Wednesday after a 13-year-old alerted a police officer he had thrown something out his car window.

North Gwinnett Beta Club has haunted house Saturday

The North Gwinnett High School Beta Club is holding a haunted house Saturday. Those in attendance will help the club raise money in the fight against malaria.

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Peachtree Corners cityhood issue divides community

Cityhood issue divides community.

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Archer student with Down syndrome all smiles as football manager

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Jeffrey has been known to speak to the Archer High School football team.. He wishes them luck before games, congratulates them after winning efforts. During games, he makes sure the Tiger players have plenty of water. He's there on the field most practices too.. Jeffrey Pennington has Down

Discover Mills hosts kid-friendly Halloween event

Discover Mills hosts annual Simon Kidgits Club Halloween event on Sunday.

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RICH: When restlessness strikes

A selfish, but needed, act.

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MCLEOD: Why the customer isn't always right

Re-thinking how you handle your consumers.

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60th anniversary

Ruth Young and Dewey Childers of Stone Mountain recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

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Walsh — Michaels

Kendra and John D. Walsh Jr. of Snellville announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Danielle Walsh of Atlanta, to Andrew Clark Michaels, son of Dr. Martin and Cynthia Michaels.

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Balmforth — Azurmendi

John and Leslie Balmforth of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Taylor Balmforth, to Matthew Michael Azurmendi, son of Susan Azurmendi of Lawrenceville and the late Michael Azurmendi.

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50th anniversary

Clarence and Helen Breedlove Bradberry of Lawrenceville recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

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Halloween photo contest on Facebook

Participate in the Gwinnett Daily Post Facebook contest by submitting your favorite Halloween photo.

Local church unable to finishing construction due to recession

HOSCHTON -- The tough economic situation has affected families, businesses and governments.

Heroic dog saves owner's life

On Oct. 23 the Vintage Pointe Neighborhood Association (VPNA) of Lawrenceville awarded Titan, an American Pit Bull Terrier, as the 2011 VPNA Neighbor of the Year for saving his owner's life.

Christian school gets healthy vending machine

A Norcross Christian school just received metro Atlanta's first healthy snack vending machine.

Children's Restoration Network in need of Thanksgiving food donations

Children's Restoration Network asks residents help stock up food for the Thanksgiving Food Drive.

Suwanee to host 'parks party'

Suwanee will host a celebration of its parks next weekend in a "progressive dinner" format, with different activities scheduled for different parks throughout the day.

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Barrow fire vet honored as top in state

Barrow firefighter honored during ceremony.

Braselton road project causes detour

A Braselton road will soon be under construction, so officials want people to learn the detour route.

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Local students selected for 20 under 20 award

Two local students have been honored as part of the 20 Under 20 Class of 2011.

GWINNETT GAB: Pro athletes score win for hospice

Pro athletes gathered recently to raise money for Peachtree Christian Hospice.

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LARSON: Journalist Rita Cosby shares best story of her life

TV journalist will discuss her book, life at fundraiser.

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JENKINS: Atlanta's passion for pro sports pales next to Boston's

Sports talk in Boston will burn your ears.

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Operation G.I. Jane brings hope to single-mom soldiers

Operation GI Jane founders Mike Wunder, from left, Donna Combs, Julia Jane and Keith Coggins stand by a blackhawk helicopter at the Clay National Guard Center at Dobbins Air Force Base Tuesday in Marietta. Operation GI Jane is a non-profit geared toward assisting single US military moms and their

GGC students win college's first academic trophy

A business team from Georgia Gwinnett College recently brought home the institution's first state-level academic award.

Winder husband indicted in July killing

Winder husband indicted in July killing.

Pedestrian killed while crossing Peachtree Industrial Boulevard

A Flowery Branch woman was killed while crossing Peachtree Industrial Boulevard on foot Friday morning.

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Jeff Foxworthy speaks at Salvation Army's annual breakfast

At the Salvation Army of Gwinnett's annual breakfast, guest speaker Jeff Foxworthy talked about poverty and homelessness to raise money for the Home Sweet Home program.

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Local church sells artworks for Haitian benefit

Christ Church Episcopal in Norcross presents artwork to benefit Haitian school.

316 work causes lane closures this weekend

Weekend lane closures on Ga. 316.

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James Crutcher

James C. Crutcher

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Jeff Foxworthy speaks at Salvation Army's annual breakfast

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Friday morning, hundreds of church members, nonprofit employees and local residents listened to Jeff Foxworthy as he brought humor to a serious problem in the county: homelessness.

GAC sends boys, girls to state

BUFORD -- While the Westminster boys and girls cross country teams took home both the team and individual titles in the Region 6-AA championships Thursday on the campus of Buford High School, it was also a great day for Greater Atlanta Christian.

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GWINNETT GRADS: North's Groth off to strong start in college

Abby Groth sat on the bench for Utah's season opener and remained there for Game 2, a showdown with rival BYU in Provo.

Ga. debates plan for natural gas stations

ATLANTA -- A plan to spend $11.5 million to build a network of compressed natural gas stations in Georgia has sparked debate between those who say the market needs seeding and opponents who argue it amounts to a public subsidy for private companies.

Heroic dog saves owner's life

LAWRENCEVILLE -- On Oct. 23 the Vintage Pointe Neighborhood Association honored Titan, an American Pit Bull Terrier, as the 2011 VPNA Neighbor of the Year for saving his owner, Gloria Benton's, life.

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BISHER: Early bore ends with strong finish in World Series

About the time I was close to embarrassing myself, the World Series, current edition, made a hard right turn. It wasn't just the late up-sweep in TV ratings, nor was it all the fuss about Tony LaRussa's ancient telephonic system with his bullpen.

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Barrow fire vet honored as top in state

WINDER -- A Barrow County veteran firefighter with a passion for enlightening youth was recently named Georgia's Firefighter of the Year.

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BREAKDOWN: North Gwinnett at Duluth

North Gwinnett Bulldogs (7-AAAAA)

Suwanee to host 'parks party'

SUWANEE -- Get ready to go park-hopping.

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Collins Hill drops KMHS, Brookwood to advance at state tournament

COLUMBUS -- Collins Hill and Brookwood took much different paths to opening day in the Class AAAAA state softball tournament Thursday at the South Commons Softball Complex.

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Buford, Wesleyan sweep into winner's bracket final

COLUMBUS -- In search of its fifth straight Class AA state championship, No. 2 state-ranked Buford flexed its collective muscle during opening day at the GHSA State Softball Tournament.

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Halloween photo contest on Facebook

Who has the best Halloween costume? Best carved pumpkin? Maybe a pet dressed up?

Wesleyan sweeps team region crowns

NORCROSS -- A lot can be said for going out on top.

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Rap videos stir up Brookwood-Grayson rivalry

Brookwood and Grayson rivalry raps

GWINNETT GAB: Pro athletes score win for hospice

Pro athletes score win for hospice

McCann earns postseason all-star nod

Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann was named to the Sporting News' National League all-star team in a vote of major league front office executives.

GGC students win college's first academic trophy

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Students of Georgia Gwinnett College recently brought home the institutions's first state-level academic trophy.

J. Harold Bennett

Mr. J. Harold Bennett, age 72, of Flowery Branch passed away October 26, 2011. Memorial Park South Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hyungkul Ryu

Mr. Hyungkul Ryu, age 93 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2011. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Carlton Addis

Mr. Carlton Addis, age 66 of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Services and Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Margie Duke

Margie Brumbalow Duke, age 79 of Norcross, died October 26, 2011. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, October 30, 2011 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel, with ...

Linda Tingle

Linda Naysmith Tingle, age 63 of Cincinnati, OH, formerly of Loganville, GA passed away October 26, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544.

Nada Loncar

Nada Loncar, age 77 of Lilburn, GA died on Thursday, October 27, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2527.

Ralph Sibley

Ralph Donald Sibley, age 67 of Buford, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2011. Graveside Services will be held 2:30 PM Saturday, October 29, 2011 at East Shadowlawn Cemetery. Pastor Larry ...